NEWS – Learn US Civil War history on two wheels! Today, Civil War Cycling announces the immediate availability of digital (PDF) maps for bicycling Antietam National Battlefield. The maps supplement the guidebook, Bicycling Antietam National Battlefield: The Cyclist’s Civil War Travel Guide, which will be published in Fall, 2020.
- Route 1 is a 9.2-mile battlefield tour.
- Routes 2 and 3 provide instructions for exiting and returning to the C&O Canal Towpath.
Maps for bicycling Antietam …
How to get your maps NOW
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The Route 1 Companion Map is a 34-page full color, printable PDF map with photos, bicycling cues, and tips for a 9.2-mile historical tour. It covers these Antietam battlefield sites: North Woods, East and West Woods, The Cornfield, Dunker Church, The Bloody Lane, and Burnside Bridge. It also includes short histories of all Maryland regimental monuments and four high-level military maps that help you to understand battlefield events at each of four touring segments. Plan for 3-4 hours, including lengthy stops and breaks.
Will you be riding south on the C & O Canal Towpath to Antietam National Battlefield? The Route 2 Companion Map is your guide for a touring excursion through Antietam National Battlefield. This is a 30-page full color, printable PDF map set. It includes photos, GPS coordinates, elevation data, road descriptions, and bicycling cues and tips for exiting and returning to the towpath.
Will you be riding north on the C & O Canal Towpath to Antietam National Battlefield? This guide is similar to the the southbound guide, but the recommended canal towpath exit and return points are slightly different.
Enjoy your maps (no license keys)
Ready to purchase and download your maps? Although PayPal manages the checkout process, you do not need a PayPal account, only a debit or credit card. Of course, the transaction is secure. After you authorize payment, you will be sent an email with a download link to your PDF map.
You can print Civil War Cycling’s PDF for your personal use without having to hassle with license keys or any kind of “digital rights management.”
Most bicyclists will print maps for bicycling Antietam and then stuff them into jersey pockets, panniers, or handlebar map bags for use during a bicycle ride. You can also read the PDF file on your mobile device (if you have a PDF reader) during a battlefield stop. For safety reasons, Civil War Cycling’s maps are not designed for use while riding your bicycle.